Frequently Asked Questions

How do I cite published work within a Sensate piece?
How do I cite Sensate within other published work?
What is Sensate’s peer review process?
What kinds of articles does Sensate publish?
What kinds of reviews does Sensate publish?
How do I submit an article for publication in Sensate?
How do I submit a review for publication in Sensate?
Can I subscribe to Sensate?


How do I cite published work within a Sensate piece?
When citing published works within pieces to appear in Sensate, please follow the Chicago Manual of Style citation guidelines.

How do I cite Sensate within other published work?
To cite Sensate pieces in articles, books, papers, or other media, please use the following format:

Author Last Name, First Name, and Producer First Last Name (if listed). “Title of Piece.” Sensate (year):node ##. Retrieved from http://www.sensatejournal.com/full/url/title/.

For example:
Pimenta, Joana. “Revere Double Exposure.” Sensate (2011):node 1606. Retrieved from http://revere.zeega.org/sencinema.php?nodeid=3280&type=2#1590_1606.

The year in which the piece was published in Sensate is listed as the first four digits after http://www.sensatejournal.com/ in the URL of the home page for the piece. The node identification tag is the last digits following the underscore in the URL of the node) in which the passage or media appears.

For in-text citations, please use the following format:

(Author Year: node ID)
(Pimenta 2011: 1606)

Note that the publication year only appears in the home page URL for each piece, and that node identification tags only appear within actual routes.

What is Sensate’s peer review process?
Sensate is a peer-reviewed journal. Each piece goes through internal review and one external double-blind peer review.

What kinds of articles does Sensate publish?
Sensate is interested in innovative projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences that engage with media in a creative and critical manner. Work featured in Sensate might take the form of audiovisual ethnographic research, multimedia mash-ups, experiments in media archaeology, participatory media projects, locative media or digitized collections of archival media, artifacts, maps, or objects (but is not limited to these forms).

What kinds of reviews does Sensate publish?
Sensate accepts reviews of books, exhibitions, performances, and any audio or visual works (including films, videos, sound art works, etc).

How do I submit an article for publication in Sensate?
If you are interested in submitting a piece for publication in Sensate, please contact us with a proposal using our Contact Us form. Please be as specific as possible and give us a sense of what the piece will look like, how it it “work,” and what types of media you will use. Once a submitted piece is accepted for publication and a production schedule is mutually established, the producer(s) and author(s) will begin to build the piece. The piece will go through an internal review (allowing our editors to comment) as well as a blind review from our Review Board once the piece is in a final draft phase and before it is formally published.

How do I submit a review for publication in Sensate?
If you are interested in submitting a review of a book, film, installation, exhibit, performance or any other type of review, please contact us through our Contact Us form. Reviews are accepted as full, finished pieces and you must include the relevant media files with your submission. We do not accept reviews based on written abstracts. If you have further questions about submitting a review, please contact our review editor, Lan Li at: lanli[at]mit[dot]edu.

Can I subscribe to Sensate?
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